Meaning of ENDURANCE in English
/ ɪnˈdjʊərəns; NAmE -ˈdʊr-/ noun
[ U ] the ability to continue doing sth painful or difficult for a long period of time without complaining :
He showed remarkable endurance throughout his illness.
They were humiliated beyond endurance .
This event tests both physical and mental endurance.
powers of endurance
The party turned out to be more of an endurance test than a pleasure.
late 15th cent. (in the sense continued existence, ability to last ; formerly also as indurance ): from Old French , from endurer make hard, from Latin indurare harden, from in- in + durus hard.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005